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BRAKES SQUEAK
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By Margaret T.
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2002 Toyota Sienna XLE 4dr Minivan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


Review

I have had three Toyota cars before
purchasing the Sienna van. I have
never had a problem with any of the
cars, so I expected the same with the
Sienna. I like the van, except for
the brakes. They squeak every time
you stop. It is making me crazy. I
am now shopping for a new van even
though it is only two years old. I am
not sure I will buy another Toyota. I
am looking at the Honda vans/suvs.


Best Features

Like the automatic doors and heated seats.


Worst Features

Fix the squeaky brakes!!!!


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Is this normal?
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By PM9003
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2002 Toyota Sienna LE 4dr Minivan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


Review

Bought my wife a Sienna because she'd
had 3 Chrysler minivans and wore out
multiple transmissions on each. After
odometer hit 30,000 she asked me if why
it hasn't had a recall or been in the
shop yet for anything but oil changes.
Is this normal? - she asked. I
answered smugly - Yes, for a Toyota.
Her Sienna has been all over the
country with ZERO hiccups. Every
Chrysler minivan had been in the shop
at least twice a year and did little to
instill driver confidence for a long
road trip. I figure that we average 27
mpg at 70 mph. Any other minivans want
to try that?


Best Features

Seats are comfy, engine is quiet & powerfull (does 85 mph, feels like 50 mph), great gas mileage, buttery transmission - Drives like a Camry.


Worst Features

Only improvement would be hide-away rear seat - corrected in 2003 model.


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Random problems
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By mbinpa
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2002 Toyota Sienna CE 4dr Minivan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


Review

We went with the Toyota because of its
reliability reputation. Well, I am
researching other vans because for the
second time in 2 years we've got major
problems. The first time it took 3
trips to the dealership for them to
find a cracked fuel tank. They said
they have never seen damage like it in
a new car. Yesterday it started
grinding and whining, Today it wouldn't
go into gear and has been towed to the
dealership. We think the transmission
is shot. Can you say lemon? (should
have gone with the honda)


Best Features

handles like a car


Worst Features

better transmission perhaps?


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Warning for Future Buyers
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By WeileMom
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2002 Toyota Sienna XLE 4dr Minivan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


Review

Overall I've loved our Sienna XLE. We
traded in a 2000 LE that had oil
gelling and planned to keep the XLE for
10 years. However, we have many
complaints, the largest being squeaky
breaks-a known Sienna problem since
2001. The breaks don't just squeak-
they SCREAM! I would love to hear from
other people with the same problem
because Toyota says they can do
absolutely nothing. The mechanics at
Toyota told me to brake harder!! Also,
the paint is bad and chips easily; the
carpet colors are too light and show
dirt; we have had a couple of
warrantied things replaced. My husband
is 6'5" and his knees touch the
dashboard on the passenger side.


Best Features

power sliding doors; split, folding rear seat; moonroof; good gas mileage, we get about 400 miles to a tank.


Worst Features

See review.


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What happened Toyota
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By Tmc
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2002 Toyota Sienna XLE 4dr Minivan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


Review

I was a hardcore Toyota fan until this
vehicle. I moved from a Previa to this
Sienna and have been miserable ever
since. Engine noise, Unrepairable
squeaky brakes, etc. I might as weel
have bought a Ford and saved myself a
few bucks. Oh What a Feeling....yea
maybe, but never again. Honda!


Best Features

NA


Worst Features

Bring that old Toyota quality back!


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